Split Pea Soup Mix

Total Time

Prep: 10 min. Cook: 1-1/4 hours


4 servings (1 quart soup) per batch

Updated: Oct. 14, 2022
My mother sent me some of this pretty dry blend along with the recipe. The hearty soup is thick with lentils, barley and peas, and chicken is a nice change from the usual ham. —Susan Ruckert, Tangent, Oregon
Split Pea Soup Mix Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 1 package (16 ounces) dried green split peas
  • 1 package (16 ounces) dried yellow split peas
  • 1 package (16 ounces) dried lentils, rinsed
  • 1 package (16 ounces) medium pearl barley
  • 1 package (12 ounces) alphabet pasta
  • 1 jar (1/2 ounce) dried celery flakes
  • 1/2 cup dried parsley flakes
  • 4 cups chicken broth
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 cup cubed cooked chicken, optional


  1. Combine the first 7 ingredients. Transfer to airtight containers, or divide equally among 13 plastic bags. Store in a cool, dry place for up to 1 year.Yield: 13 batches (13 cups total).
  2. To prepare soup: In a large saucepan, combine 1 cup soup mix with broth, pepper and, if desired, cubed chicken. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, covered, until peas and lentils are tender, 1 to 1-1/4 hours.

Nutrition Facts

1 cup: 158 calories, 3g fat (0 saturated fat), 7mg cholesterol, 117mg sodium, 26g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 11g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 starch, 1 lean meat.